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  • IGOHR Views the European Union’s Ruling on Religious Symbols as Discriminatory Against Muslim Women and Against Religious Minority Groups in Europe 11 Apr 2017

    IGOHR Views the European Union’s Ruling on Religious Symbols as Discriminatory Against Muslim Women and Against Religious Minority Groups in Europe

      The International Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) is alarmed and startled by the by the new ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that grants companies the right to ban employees from wearing any religious or political symbols in the workplace including the “hijab” – the headscarf worn by Muslim women. IGOHR considers this ruling as not only a discrimination against women preventing them to achieve their employability potentials but it’s equally a violation on the religious rights of all as enunciated in many international human rights...read more

  • IGOHR Denounces Suspected Terror Attack in Stockholm, Sweden 09 Apr 2017

    IGOHR Denounces Suspected Terror Attack in Stockholm, Sweden

      The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) strongly denounces the suspected terrorist attack in Stockholm, Sweden which resulted in the death of four people in one of the capital’s busiest streets. The incident involved an assailant who acted alone – but believed to be “inspired by international terrorism” – by hijacking a truck and drove it into pedestrians Drottninggatan (Queen Street) and later crashed into a department store killing at least four civilians and injuring dozens of others. The driver is also believed to have engaged in...read more

  • IGOHR Calls for an End to Civilian Massacre in Syria by the use of Chemical Weapons 06 Apr 2017

    IGOHR Calls for an End to Civilian Massacre in Syria by the use of Chemical Weapons

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) condemns in its strongest terms the gruesome, appalling and indiscriminate chemical attack in Syria that have caused scores of civilian causalities. IGOHR considers the continuous and despicable act of using chemical weapons against innocent civilians in Syria is highly unacceptable and a blatant violation of the rules of war and the principles of international humanitarian law. Recent reports on the ongoing conflict in Syria have revealed that chemical gases were released in the rebel-held town in Idlib province, northwestern part of...read more

  • IGOHR Strongly Denounces Horrific Attacks on a Mosque and Migrant Boat in Yemen 20 Mar 2017

    IGOHR Strongly Denounces Horrific Attacks on a Mosque and Migrant Boat in Yemen

      The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) condemns in its strongest terms the series of horrific attacks that recently took place in Yemen– the killing of 22 pro-government forces in a missile attack on a mosque in Marib province and the gruesome attack on a migrant boat that left 42 refugees dead off the coast of Yemen. The first incident occurred off the coast of Yemen near the Bab el-Mandeb strait where a migrant boat full of Somali refugees was attacked by an unidentified apache helicopter. About...read more

  • IGOHR Strongly Condemns Deadly Twin Bomb Attacks in Damascus killing 40 Iraqis 12 Mar 2017

    IGOHR Strongly Condemns Deadly Twin Bomb Attacks in Damascus killing 40 Iraqis

      The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) condemns in its strongest terms the double bomb explosions that killed about 40 Iraqi civilians and wounded scores of others in Damacus, Syria. The incident occurred near the Bab al-Saghir cemetery a prominent religious shrine which attracts visitors from around the region. According to the UK-based rights group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a roadside bomb detonated as a bus transporting mostly Iraqi nationals passed and a suicide bomber blew himself up in the Bab al-Saghir area. Approximately 40 Iraqi...read more

  • IGOHR Celebrates the International Women’s Day March 8th 2017 08 Mar 2017

    IGOHR Celebrates the International Women’s Day March 8th 2017

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) is delighted to join women movements around the world to commemorate the International Women’s Day this March 8th 2017. IGOHR stresses that it a day not only to recognize and honor the achievements of women but also to highlight the plight of women facing obstacles while they challenge the status quo and excel despite the hurdles. It is equally a day to expose the sufferings women – especially those in Arab countries – experience in difficult situations such as in armed...read more

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